Aboriginal and environmental groups plan to sue Canada over PNW LNG project

KUALA LUMPUR – According to an article by Reuters, Aboriginal groups and environmental groups are planning on suing Canada over the Pacific NorthWest LNG project.

The article states the groups plan to sue to have the permit revoked from the project that was approved last month by the Justin Trudeau government with 190 conditions that have to be met before the project moves forward.

The lawsuit will apparently name Petronas as an associated party. Representatives of the groups told Reuters this information this week.

In a statement by the groups today, it states they will be taking the fight to Federal Court in Vancouver. The groups said there will be “multiple legal actions”.

Petronas has not returned requests for comment according to the article.

Caitlin Workman, a spokeswoman for Environment Minister Catherine McKenna said that the project has been carefully examined.

“This project underwent a three-year rigorous and thorough science-based process that evaluated and incorporated mitigation measures that will minimize the environmental impacts.”

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